Like the Colors of the Rainbow

Like the colors of the rainbow

Author: John Thornburg (2014)
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1 Like the colors of the rainbow,
like the shells upon the shore,
like the crystal's brilliant facets,
like the shadows on the floor,
great and joyful were the praises
which our forebears wrote and sang,
rich and varied were the places
where their alleluias rang.

2 Just as varied are the praises
which God's people bring today,
whether gathered in cathedrals
or in homes to sing and pray.
Whether quiet or resounding,
in a group or all alone,
when we give our thanks through music
seeds of faith and hope are sown.

3 Whether sung by wrens and robins,
or by children in a choir,
whether tranquil and irenic,
or aflame with rhythmic fire,
every note, O God Eternal,
has the pow'r to make us new,
every moment spent in praising
has its source and end in You.

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Author: John Thornburg

John Thornburg is the son, grandson and great grandson of Methodist ministers. After graduation from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, John served four appointments in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; as an associate in a large suburban congregation; as the editor of the North Texas edition of the United Methodist Reporter; in a central city cooperative parish; and, most recently, for ten years at Northaven UMC in North Dallas. He was the song leader of the North Texas Annual Conference for ten years. After 22 years in parish ministry, John pursued a new calling by starting an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called "A Ministry of Congregational Singing." His… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like the colors of the rainbow
Title: Like the Colors of the Rainbow
Author: John Thornburg (2014)
Language: English
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